First Friday Prayers: The Month of Love

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Whether or not you believe the Valentine’s Day hype or would just as soon forget it,  red flowers and candy hearts surround us in February (or right after Christmas in every…single…store).  Ahh, the month of love.  Retailers and culture as a whole have a lot to say about love.  There are as many definitions as there are dictionaries.

The word “love” is mentioned 311 times in the bible.  Give or take to account for translations.  It’s safe to say love is important to God.  It’s actually a direct quote to say that God IS love (1 John 4:8).  1 John 4:10-11 is one of my favorite passages about  and definitions of love:

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the [a]propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” NASB

And so I offer this prayer to the one whose love never fails.  Pray with me.

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Lauren Sparks is a wife and mom of 2 daughters – one with special needs – and one bonus son. She lives, worships Jesus, and teaches yoga in Dallas, TX area. She is a contributing author on 3 devotional books, she shares her adventures, victories, and flub-ups from her laptop at

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